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2 Famous Forts in Patiala

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Updated: Friday, October 7, 2016, 12:01 [IST]
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There is always a kind of enthusiasm that is associated with the city of Patiala. It has a unique identity among the other places in Punjab. The electrifying ambiance of the city which holds together the history and modernity is something which grabs our attention. So, isn't it interesting to know more about the glorious past of the city? The best way is to travel around the architectural remains. Yes, shall we take a trip around some famous forts in Patiala?

Quila Mubarak

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Quila Mubarak

Today's Patiala is spread around this Quila Mubarak which once served as the main fortress. It is a must to explore Quila Mubarak on your trip to Patiala! Its grand architecture reflects the craftsmanship and amazing talent that existed in this region. Now it stands as a testimony for being one of the incredible Sikh Palace Architectures in India. Quila Mubarak complex consists of a palace Khila Androon, Darbar Hall (Diwan Khana) and Ran Bas (Guest House). The fortress was originally built by Baba Ala Singh in 1763. Initially, it was a mudfort but later it was reconstructed with mud bricks. Recently, Quila Mubarak also went through a restoration process.

How to Reach Quila Mubarak

Quila Mubarat is at the heart of Patiala. It is easily accessible.

Bahadurgarh Fort

Bahadurgarh Fort
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Bahadurgarh Fort

Bahadurgarh Fort is one of the oldest forts in Patiala. It was built even before the Quila Mubarak. The fortress was constructed by Nawab Saif Ali Khan which is named after the Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur. There is a Gurudwara named Gurudwara Sahib Patshai Navin which is a popular religious place in Patiala. There is also a mosque inside the fort complex. Bahadurgarh Fort is one of the famous forts in Patiala

How to Reach Bahadurgarh Fort

Bahadurgarh Fort is around 11km from Patiala and is located on Patiala-Rajpura Road.

Other Major Attractions in Patiala

The historical city of Patiala has many more attractions to be explored: Baradari Garden, Moti Bagh Palace, Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib, Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), Kali Temple, Lachman Jhoola and Bir Moti Bagh Sanctuary are the top places to visit in Patiala.

Best Time to Visit Patiala

It is nice to travel when the climate is pleasant and breezy. The time from October to February is the best time to visit Patiala.

Hotels in Patiala

Patiala is a well-developed city and it has various kinds of stay options.

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